Strategic Management Training for Competitive Advantage

What is the Importance of Strategic Management?

The future is full of opportunities; strategic thinkers are the people who will give these opportunities life and capitalize on them. In today’s fast changing business environment, leaders need broad perspective, vision, and an intrinsic awareness of the business trends and developments shaping their work. Many leaders are too preoccupied with day-to-day tactics and think only in operational terms. CMOE’s strategic management training will help leaders stay competitive by preparing their team for future success.

What is Strategic Management Training?

Strategic Management Training is designed to help leaders obtain success by using two sets of skills: great management of day-to-day operations and a forward thinking perspective. These skills will keep leaders abreast of future opportunities and obstacles in their industries. Participants in these strategy courses will gain the knowledge and understanding of various strategic tools and skill sets. Leaders can use this knowledge to successfully capitalize on the forces and events that are shaping their world, creating an environment that will help position them to achieve long-term, sustained growth.

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About the Workshop

Participants in this learning experience will

  • Clarify the meaning of strategy and the principles that go with it.
  • Develop the skills and learn the principles necessary to think at a strategic level.
  • Learn how to apply five practical strategic tools that bring distinctive value to the organization.
  • Balance current demands while considering future opportunities to create economic value.
  • Create and analyze practical examples that illustrate strategic thinking.
  • Use strategic-management and critical-thinking skills to gain a truly competitive advantage.
  • Understand how to align and link strategic initiatives to the organization’s value chain, broad business issues, and organization strategy.


Learning Format

CMOE offers a variety of program formats and lengths including instructor-led training, live-virtual training, and self-paced learning. Each format can be tailored to an organization’s unique need. A typical learning experience might include the following components.

  • Pre-session Learning Assignment
  • Introduction and Objectives
  • Strategic Management Hierarchy
  • Strategic Management Process
  • Experiential Exercise: Based on Needs Analysis
  • Strategic Management Tools for Distinctive Value and Competitive Advantage
  • Application of Tools
  • Strategy Simulation: Inroad to Riches™
  • Refining Strategy and Course Adjustments
  • Individual Learner Feedback
  • Application and Sustainability Planning

Program Design

Our Strategic Management Training is based on 40 years of empirical research and design around the skills and concepts covered in our strategy books
– Ahead of the Curve by Steven J. Stowell, Ph.D. and Stephanie Mead, MBA
– Strategy is Everyone’s Job by Steven J. Stowell, Ph.D. and Stephanie Mead, MBA
– Strategic Leadership by Steven J. Stowell, Ph.D. and Stephanie Mead, MBA

This strategy course focuses not just on concepts and theories, but more importantly on the strategic behaviors that lead to a competitive advantage. Throughout the process, participants go through structured design that is business oriented, includes easy to remember tools and models, personalized feedback about strengths and opportunities and application plans that provides immediate transfer of learning to generate results.

Related Services

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Applied Strategic Thinking® Workshop

Strategic Leadership Course

Strategic Teaming

“Leaders with strategic discipline demonstrate intent in everything that they do: they are driven by a clear sense of their mission, purpose, and strategy.”

~ Strategy is Everyone’s Job: A Guide to Strategic Leadership

“For some leaders the most challenging part of being a leader is not formulating a strategy; rather, it is finding the daily fortitude and stamina to persevere and see the strategy through without falling back into the short-term activity trap.”

~ Stephanie S. Mead, MBA

“Leaders must have the capacity and presence of mind to also work strategically—on the business—and to help others learn how to step back, gain a broad perspective, develop foresight, and transition back and forth between competing short- and long-term demands.”

~ Steven J. Stowell, Ph.D.

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Delivery Options

In order to meet the specific needs of each client we partner with and make the most of the learning and development investment, CMOE offers programs in the following formats and lengths:

Instructor-led training (delivered onsite by a CMOE subject matter expert/facilitator)
Digital learning program (self-paced or live)
Blended and layered solution (combining instructor-led training and digital learning)
Train the trainer services (certifying internal trainers in CMOE's world-class programs)
Curriculum integration (deliver the topic in conjunction with another topic or event or build it into a development curriculum)
4-16 hours (8 hours preferred) for instructor-led variable for digital learning

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